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Walden University Reviews of Doctoral in Criminal Justice

10 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $12,180

60% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Doctoral in Criminal Justice

Student Reviews - Doctoral in Criminal Justice

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Reviewed: 8/11/2023

Degree: Criminal Justice

I don't know what happened in the criminal justice program, but all of the instructors I took classes with ten years ago are gone. I had such a good experience with my bachelor's and came back for my doctorate after a long break. I didn't recognize any of the professor's names and the classes were terrible. Luckily I dropped out very early on, but it was a costly mistake. Speaking with students who stuck with the doctoral program, all of the classes are outdated, and their assignments are nothing... Read More

Dr. Robert A. Lino

Reviewed: 3/20/2022

Degree: Criminal Justice

Walden University enrollment staff was not truthful from the start. It was never disclosed when I started the enrollment process back in December 2016 that the school was under investigation by the Department of Justice and U.S. Department of education for deception of students. If I knew this I would have never applied. I was told the total cost would be 60 thousand from start to finish, which instead was per year, which if it was disclosed I would have never applied. The course use the same structure... Read More


Reviewed: 8/19/2021

Degree: Criminal Justice

Everyone at Walden University was very nice and they cared about the students. They were there to assist students to have a pleasant and successful journey. If your looking for a university to belong to then Walden University is the place to be. I wish I had started my doctoral program there in the beginning.

Stacey White

Reviewed: 1/2/2021

Degree: Criminal Justice

I have been in school for ten years, from my BS, MS and finishing my Ph.D. Of all the schools I attended in that time I can firmly say that Walden University is the best of them all. They attended to my every need, gave encouragement, and were expeditious in helping be through my challenges. This school is above all in the area of criminal justice studies.

Howard Jordan

Reviewed: 12/25/2020

Degree: Criminal Justice

Hello, As a retired law enforcement officer (30 years of service), I started my Ph.D. program in November of 2016. I had 20 credit hours transferred from my Master's Degree to my doctorate program (BIG savings in tuition). I found my professors to be fair and knowledgeable, and the process was fairly straight forward. If you are a procrastinator FORGET about registering here (you probably won't finish.) I completed my degree (Ph.D.) in 4-years (2-years core courses and 2-years dissertation). Oh,... Read More

Warren T

Reviewed: 1/25/2019

Degree: Criminal Justice

I would give them a 5, but I thought the cost was a little too much and didnt like the idea we had to pay extra for residencies. You get out of Walden what you put in, and if your dedicate, you can navigate and be successful. I hear many complaints about the dissertation process, but I went from prospectus to IRB in two terms. My chair generally answered my email the same day, with the latest being the following day. My slowest part was URR approval, and it took 14 days which is still within the... Read More


Reviewed: 1/16/2019

Degree: Criminal Justice

The school is not for lazy people, you must be able to work as if you're in the classroom. Participate, do the assignments and submit it on time. If you missed your assignment, you would be penalized. Walden university is not for students who are not ready to study.

Billy Gunn

Reviewed: 7/16/2018

Degree: Criminal Justice

I currently attend Walden and only had a problem with one instructor. I requested to be move classes, and I was the same day. The dissertation process has not been hard, follow the rules and you will fly through it. My Prospectus was approved in 4 weeks, and my proposal was approved by the end of the first quarter. I will probably be done with everything toward the end of my second quarter, even though I am required to completed two more to obtain all the required credit. Again, if you follow the... Read More


Reviewed: 11/30/2016

Degree: Criminal Justice

The program is a joke and I wonder if my instructors are actually qualified to teach. When I compared my work with my friend's (currently in a residency PhD program), the instruction I got was a child play compare to the advanced statistics in his first year work. The program in no way or shape gives you the foundation of being a researcher. I quit last spring and try to transfer out; no school would accept my credit. An absolute waste of money. I am embarrassed to tell my friend I went to Walden... Read More

William Hancock

Reviewed: 12/21/2015

Degree: Criminal Justice

The school itself is not bad. However, the financial aid office and the academic advising office are a joke. They do NOTHING to help their students!!! I have been dealing with them for a week and I still haven't resolved my issue and I've spoken to 13 different people and that is not including the numerous amounts of emails.


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